Disney Pixar animated feature ‘Incredibles 2’ has earned the biggest opening weekend for an animated movie ever.
The sequel to 2004’s ‘The Incredibles’ earned $180 million at the domestic box office across 4,410 locations. On Friday alone, it earned $70 million.
The previous record holder was another Disney Pixar sequel, Finding Dory, which earned $135 million in its opening weekend in 2016.
‘Incredibles 2’ also broke the record for best opening ever by a PG-rated film, beating the $174.6 million debut that the live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ had in 2017. The film also now stands as the eighth-biggest domestic opening of all time.
In worldwide receipts, ‘Incredibles 2’ made $51.5 million overseas, giving it a global total of $231.5 million for the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.
‘Incredibles’ 2 is directed and written by Brad Bird, and sees the return of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone, respectively, while there have also been some exciting new additions to the cast.
The first reviews for ‘Incredibles 2’, which came out last week, were overwhelmingly positive, calling the film fun, smart and action-filled.
Last weekend, a warning was issued about the triggering effect of flashing lights in the movie.
While it has been released in numerous territories, we have to wait a little longer for ‘Incredibles 2’ here, as it opens in Irish cinemas on 13th July.